Sustainable Development



Nixon Peabody works with developers, investors, and others to understand public and private sustainable development tools, requirements, and systems, including LEED®, green building acts, and other green building standards. We collaborate with our clients to incorporate these protocols and regulations into development, management, and investment programs. We have experience counseling clients through the risks and opportunities, and myriad development, financial, and regulatory documents to comply with green standards, and we assist with incorporating green financial incentives, including renewable energy and other tax credits (such as wind, solar, and biomass) into these programs. We have experience with the following related issues:

  • Renewable energy: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas
  • Affordable and mixed-income housing
  • Sustainable development
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Climate change and carbon trading issues
  • Green building
  • Green leasing
  • Green development
  • Green financing
  • Contract disputes regarding advertising LEED® and other green marketing statements
  • Promotion of “green” marketing
  • Risk mitigation for owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals
  • Historic preservation
  • Transportation issues

SEIA releases new model PPA for C&I sector

Solar Industry Mag | August 31, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as one of the firms that contributed to the creation of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) newly released model contract to encourage solar power development in the commercial and industrial sectors.

Nixon Peabody brings back the sun in DC

The National Law Journal | August 27, 2017

This article features the Washington, DC office’s solar program and mentions partners Jeff Lesk and Herb Stevens, who manage grants for the firm’s nonprofit New Partners Community Solar Corp.

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